18 Jan '12, 6am

When disgruntled staff let loose on social media

SINGAPORE - Some employers are taking steps to insulate themselves from disgruntled staff taking revenge against them on Facebook and other social media sites. Freelance human resources outfits around town are currently working with firms on strategies to protect against such attacks, Today has learnt. One poster, which went up around the corridors of one high-profile media firm this week, warns of the threat. It shows a profile photograph of one random professional in her mid-20s. The tag-line underneath reads: "She's got 500 Facebook friends. She has an axe to grind. And she may just ruin your company." A source, a top executive at a company which has paid a HR firm for their help against such "cyber attacks" - told Today that the threat was particularly real, given the stress white-collar workers in Singapore currently suffer, with the possibility of an economic downtur...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Business/EDC120118-0000126/Whe...

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